To my knowledge, Bill Barr hasn’t been seen in public since Trump was diagnosed with COVID contracted at an event Barr attended.

Barr reported that he repeatedly tested negative.

Now, in parallel, the two biggest pieces of propaganda Trump expected from Barr this month...

...have both been quietly scuttled.

The first was the John Durham report on the Russia investigation.

The second was the investigation into the Obama Admin’s legal and entirely routine unmasking of names in intelligence reports.

Thus far, it seems like the two big bangs Trump prodded Barr to engineer are dying not with a bang but with a whimper.

And Barr has been nowhere to be found as it has come out that he won’t be giving Mango Corleone what he demanded.

Those things don’t seem disconnected to me.

Now, we know Barr is as corrupt as the day is long... and we can safely assume that if there was any way at all to deliver something that even vaguely smelled like the demanded propaganda, Barr would have done it.

Which leaves me seeing no other way that we could have arrived at this moment - Barr both empty-handed and MIA - other than one of these:

1) The career professionals flatly shut Barr down. Even the John Durhams ultimately refused to go full corruption.

2) Barr sees the writing on the wall and isn’t going to pull his greatest act of self-immolation for a doomed candidate.

It’s one thing to try to pull a con you might get away with... It’s a whole ‘nother to try to pull an inside job knowing you won’t be on the inside soon.

Or finally, the third and least likely scenario:

3) These “investigations” were always just smoke to blow up Trump’s ass to keep him happy. There was never going to be bombshell deliverables. They were just cans to kick down the road to keep Trump off the DOJ’s back.

I don’t know... I kind of feel like it’s probably a combo of all three.

Barr, et al, pursued these dumb, corrupt errands figuring it would keep Trump off their backs and they could figure out what to do with them when the time came...

...and when the time came, enough people at the DOJ balked strenuously at the idea of concocting a complete sham of a report...

...and Barr faced the music.

He can’t save this presidency but he can make a mess of his own 2021 when the Attorney General is suddenly not him.

It just cannot be a coincidence that Barr is underground while The Mafia’s Dumbest Don is getting goose-egged on cons he thought were going to be better than the Lufthansa heist.

Barr is hiding just when Trump expected a show.

A Trump explosion can’t be far away.

If the reason for Barr’s failure to deliver and subsequent disappearing act is an of the above, Trump is almost certainly going to explode publicly.

Start the Eruption Watch.

Bet ya a beer Trump rages about Barr being a failure within 48 hours tops.


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